ETERNAL LITTLE GODDESS
Dem – “Eternal Little Goddess”
14,8 x 21 cm
Varsi Editions by She.Lab
Marco Barbieri, better known as DEM, was born in Codogno in 1978.
Like a modern alchemist, DEM creates weird characters, surreal creatures, inhabitants of invisible layers in the world of humans.
Eclectic and funny, through wall-paintings, illustrations, paintings on canvas rich in allegorical language, he lets the viewer find the key to that enigmatic and arcane world. The approach to anthropological themes related to nature stimulate the artist in a constant experimentation, reached in recent years to the production of a film and the creation of installations made-up entirely of natural materials.
Besides painting in condemned buildings and forests, ideal background for his works, DEM has also been guest artist at Goteborg's Oro Gallery, and taken part in exhibitions such as Street Art, Sweet Art (PAC, Milano), Nomadaz (Scion Gallery, Los Angeles) and CCTV (Apostrophe Gallery, Hong Kong).
Paola Pompili (SHE.LAB) is an Art Director and Graphic Designer working for major communication agencies and publishing companies; she has been collaborating with Varsi since its opening and is in charge of the graphic and editorial image of the gallery. Her love and knowledge of paper is at the basis of all her creations; recently she has combined her various skills to set up an artisan bookbinding activity related to her editorial projects.
SHE.LAB creates her works by combining her passion for graphic art and publishing in editorial projects which involve different printing techniques, hand-made bindings and a careful selection of paper. Every element that shapes the final product is specifically designed to express the work of the artist at its best.